Ralph Lauren Presented His First Fall/Winter 2022 Collection Since the Pandemic

Lauren worked in a black and white palette while focusing on the styles that have made him an icon for 50 years, modernized for today.

Ralph Lauren presented the Fall/Winter 2022 Collection, which took place at a contemporary New York residence inside the Museum of Modern Art. Elegant architecture and sculptural design, beautiful objects d’art and breathtaking views of the city skyline create an inviting environment for guests to once again gather and immerse themselves in the fashion, hospitality and charm that encapsulates the world of Ralph Lauren.

I think the world is craving a little bit of warmth,” Lauren said during a preview. “And for the cleanliness and the elegance of the clothes, the black-and-white sensibility, MoMA was the perfect place,” she added, joking that her current apartment is “much smaller.”

After a nearly three-year hiatus from the runway, the designer chose an intimate presentation for his Fall 2022 women’s collection and Purple Label collection for men, with just under 100 people, including Jessica Chastain, “Euphoria” star Angus Cloud (the new face of Polo fragrance), “Succession” scion Jeremy Strong and singer Janelle Monáe.

The collection was also about coming home. Moreover, the designer Lauren used the off-calendar event to reaffirm his role in charting the American fashion landscape. He worked in a black and white palette with pops of red while focusing on the streamlined styles and dressy splendour that have made him an icon for more than 50 years, only modernized for today.

Moreover, Ralph Lauren celebrated the allure of personal style through this season’s Women’s Collection and Men’s Purple Label. The collection itself had a subtle gentleman’s look with a touch of elegance. The tuxedo-inspired looks were the highlights of the runway show, with nods to the equestrian theme. The spectacular black and red dress with a huge bow on the back was the finishing touch.

Menswear-inspired prints such as stripes, hounds tooth and plaid were paired with hyper-feminine tops. In addition, elsewhere in the collection were womenswear pieces, such as ball gowns, contemporary pantsuits, skirts and bow blouses.

There were several nods to New York City, from Vittoria Ceretti wearing the black varsity jacket and Ralph Lauren x Yankees baseball cap over a tuxedo to the stunning silver New York skyline embroidered dress that should be destined for a red carpet.

Gigi Hadid opened the runway show with Ralph Lauren Collection, stacked intarsia monogram and a graphic ‘RL’ motif. The ‘RL’ motif was seen repeatedly on garments throughout the collection. Fine tailoring was one of the most striking features of the show.

Within the ready-to-wear category, footwear came in two-tone designs of contrasting black and white. There were also a selection of feminine pumps and sandals in pinstripe and velvet fabrications.

The Women’s Collection embodied refined luxury. It took the modern woman from day to night with ease. Evening gowns featured prominently in the collection and reflect enduring elegance.

As for accessories, Ralph Lauren featured Wellington bags, which debuted on the runway with new seasonal iterations such as the Doctor Bag. Jessica Chastain was spotted in a Ralph Lauren Collection beaded jumpsuit and tuxedo jacket, black Wellington bag.